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ERIC Number: EJ1255032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
The 'Perfect' Counsellor: Personality Factors and Multidimensional Perfectionism
Holden, Chelsey L.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v48 n2 p183-194 2020
Personality factors and multidimensional perfectionism have not been researched among professional counsellors. This study examined the relationship between the Big Five (John, O. P., Naumann, L. P., & Soto, C. J. [2008]. Paradigm shift to the integrative Big Five trait taxonomy: History, measurement, and conceptual issues. In O. P. John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin [Eds.], "Handbook of personality: Theory and research" [pp. 114-158]. New York, NY: Guilford Press) personality factors with Hewitt and Flett's (1991. Perfectionism in the self and social contexts: Conceptualization, assessment, and association with psychopathology. "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology," 60, 456-470) three dimensions of perfectionism among counsellors (N = 257) using a canonical correlation. All canonical functions were statistically significant, explaining 43.8% of the total variance within the data. Correlations across variable sets indicate a significant correlation between neuroticism and socially prescribed perfection (r = 0.430; p < 0.001), neuroticism and self-oriented perfection (r = 0.297; p < 0.001), extraversion and socially prescribed perfection (r = -0.231; p = 0.002), conscientiousness and socially prescribed perfection (r = -0.180; p = 0.015), and agreeableness and others-oriented perfection (r = -0.175; p = 0.018).
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale
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